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Meaning of "speciesism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPECIESISM

From species + -ism.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPECIESISM

speciesism  [ˈspiːʃiːzˌɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPECIESISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Speciesism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPECIESISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

speciesism

Speciesism

Speciesism involves the assignment of different values, rights, or special consideration to individuals solely on the basis of their species membership. The term is mostly used by animal rights advocates, who argue that speciesism is a prejudice similar to racism or sexism, in that the treatment of individuals is predicated on group membership and morally irrelevant physical differences. The argument is that species membership has no moral significance. The term is not used consistently, but broadly embraces two ideas. It usually refers to "human speciesism", the exclusion of all nonhuman animals from the protections afforded to humans. It can also refer to the more general idea of assigning value to a being on the basis of species membership alone, so that "human-chimpanzee speciesism" would involve human beings favouring rights for chimpanzees over rights for dogs, because of human-chimpanzee similarities. The arguments against speciesism are contested on various grounds, including the position of some religions that human beings were created as superior in status to other animals, and were awarded "dominion" over them, whether as owners or stewards.

Definition of speciesism in the English dictionary

The definition of speciesism in the dictionary is a belief of humans that all other species of animals are inferior and may therefore be used for human benefit without regard to the suffering inflicted.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPECIESISM


ableism
ˈeɪbəlˌɪzəm
altruism
ˈæltruːˌɪzəm
archaism
ˈɑːkɪˌɪzəm
Arminianism
ɑːˈmɪnɪənˌɪzəm
atheism
ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm
cronyism
ˈkrəʊnɪˌɪzəm
dichroism
ˈdaɪkrəʊˌɪzəm
egoism
ˈiːɡəʊˌɪzəm
heroism
ˈhɛrəʊˌɪzəm
Hinduism
ˈhɪndʊˌɪzəm
jihadism
dʒɪˈhædˌɪzəm
Judaism
ˈdʒuːdeɪˌɪzəm
monotheism
ˈmɒnəʊθɪˌɪzəm
multilateralism
ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəlˌɪzəm
negativism
ˈnɛɡətɪvˌɪzəm
pastoralism
ˈpɑːstərəlˌɪzəm
sectarianism
sɛkˈtɛərɪənˌɪzəm
survivalism
səˈvaɪvəlˌɪzəm
tribadism
ˈtrɪbədˌɪzəm
vampirism
ˈvæmpaɪərˌɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPECIESISM

specially
specialness
specialties
specialty
speciate
speciation
speciational
specie
specie point
species
speciesist
specifiable
specific
specific charge
specific conductance
specific gravity
specific heat
specific heat capacity
specific humidity
specific impulse

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPECIESISM

activism
autism
bossism
classism
criticism
falsism
hedonism
Hussism
ism
journalism
mechanism
metabolism
narcissism
Parnassism
polysynthesism
progressism
sensism
solipsism
terrorism
tourism

Synonyms and antonyms of speciesism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «speciesism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPECIESISM

Find out the translation of speciesism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of speciesism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «speciesism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

物种歧视
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

especismo
570 millions of speakers

English

speciesism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

speciesism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بين الأنواع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

видовизмом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

especismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রজাতিবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spécisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spesiesisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Speziesismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

種偏見
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

speciesism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spesies
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

speciesism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

speciesism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रजातिवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

türcülüğün
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

specismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gatunkowizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відовізмом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

specisism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπισισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

speciesism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

artism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

speciesism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of speciesism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPECIESISM»

The term «speciesism» is regularly used and occupies the 92.132 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPECIESISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «speciesism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «speciesism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about speciesism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPECIESISM»

Discover the use of speciesism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to speciesism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Speciesism
Defining speciesism as "a failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect," this brilliant work critiques speciesism both outside and within the animal rights movement.
Joan Dunayer, 2004
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Animal Revolution: Changing Attitudes Towards Speciesism
This pioneering book — an historical survey of the relationship between humans and non-humans — paved the way for these developments.
Richard D. Ryder, 2000
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Global Harms: Ecological Crime and Speciesism
In the present book, new articles based on empirical examples shed light on how the exploitation of nature and animals take place as well as exploring its sources and consequences.
Ragnhild Sollund, 2011
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The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of ...
Drawing on scriptures and interpretive traditions in Christianity and Buddhism, Waldau argues that decisions about human ethical responsibilities in both religions are deeply rooted in ancient understandings of the place of humans in the ...
Paul Waldau, 2002
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Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction
A second version, call it ''indexical speciesism,” holds that members of each species should hold that all and only members of their species are members of the moral community. The former principle would imply that Trafalmadoreans (for  ...
Dale Jamieson, 2008
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For Our Children: The Ethics of Animal Experimentation in ...
E. Antispeciesism A key term of Singer's is “speciesism.” He explicitly says that he owes the term to Richard Ryder (Singer, 1995, p. 269). Singer defines “ speciesists” as follows: Similarly those I would call “speciesists” give greater weight to ...
Anders Nordgren, 2010
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Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare
STEPHEN R. L. CLARK SPECIESISM_________________________________________________ The term speciesism was first coined by Richard Ryder in 1970. In 1985 the Oxford English Dictionary defined speciesism as “discrimination ...
Marc Bekoff, Carron A. Meaney, 2013
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Environmentalism: Critical Concepts
My claim that speciesism is avoidable can be made vivid by referring to the analogy with racism and sexism: thus while a white man cannot help seeing the world with the eyes of a white man, this does not mean that he cannot help being racist ...
David Pepper, Frank Webster, George Revill, 2003
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Beyond Prejudice: The Moral Significance of Human and ...
Thus, speciesism as characterized is a most unattractive view: it is biased in the most extreme way and egregiously inconsistent into the bargain. It is no accident that the word 'speciesism,' coined and made familiar by its very opponents, ...
Evelyn B. Pluhar, 1995
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Ethics
promoted by good speciesism. But merely existing is not enough to live well, and survival is mere existing, so what is the more that's needed to turn surviving into thriving? Well, I think the virtues of familyism have a dual role here: the virtues of  ...
Noel Stewart, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPECIESISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term speciesism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Spotlight on speciesism
Most of us condemn discriminatory 'isms' like racism, sexism, and casteism, but now, the focus is on speciesism. On Sunday evening, volunteers from 'India ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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Ever the controversialist: Peter Singer on speciesism
Is speciesism worse than racism? In a certain sense, yes, says the doyen of utilitarian philosophers, Peter Singer, of Princeton University. In an interview in the ... «BioEdge, May 15»
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White House backs review of gene-editing technology. Peter Singer …
White House backs review of gene-editing technology. Peter Singer on speciesism. 31 May 2015 |. tags: Dear BioEdge reader,. Our fund-raising drive ends this ... «BioEdge, May 15»
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Opinionator | Peter Singer: On Racism, Animal Rights and Human …
George Yancy: You have popularized the concept of speciesism, which, I believe was first used by the animal activist Richard Ryder. Briefly, define that term and ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Speciesism: What's for dinner?
As Earth Day comes around again this year, I find myself unable to shake an image from last year's Earth Day Sustainability Fair. One of the booths had brought ... «The Samford Crimson, Apr 15»
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'Speciesism the Movie,' showing in Huntsville, asks, 'Are human …
Filmmaker Mark Devries says 'hello' to a mighty big pig during the filming of 'Speciesism.' Devries will attend a screening of his 'Speciesism: The Movie" in ... «AL.com, Mar 15»
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The abuse of animals won't stop until we stop eating meat
How could I expect ending speciesism and animal slavery to be easier or more swift than ending racism and human slavery? Against the background of those ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
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Why do we find the equation of man and ape so offensive?
This position, which British psychologist Richard Ryder referred to as speciesism in an effort to draw parallels with racism and sexism, and which was ... «The Globe and Mail, Jan 15»
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Exclusive Interview with Factory Farm Drone Documentarian Mark …
At a 2012 preview screening of my debut documentary, Speciesism: The Movie, Georgetown Law student Jon Mirsky suggested I consider using drones for ... «Ecorazzi, Dec 14»
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Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the …
About 40 years ago animal rights was a concept promoted and activated by determined individuals, passionate about expanding their sphere of compassion. «Bay Area Indymedia, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Speciesism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/speciesism>. Aug 2019 ».
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